Being able to wake up every day and do what I love gives my life meaning. “I feel liberated, strong, and as though I’m on the right path. I’ve noticed just how endless the possibilities are, while also recognising my greatness, valuing my worth, and loving myself.”

I spend the bulk of my life, practically, on my toes. “Acting is a game of do or die — you constantly have to be ready! And, of course, no-one tells you about what I call the ‘unwritten rules of the game’ until you have the assistant director, screaming '3, 2, 1. Action!’ We have some really big names on The River and I can’t afford to drop the ball, otherwise I would be shooting myself in the foot.We do a lot of improvising on our set, so when someone in the cast unexpectedly hits you with a line, your response needs to show that you’re fully present and committed to the scene.” 

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My life is just normal. “I still wash the dishes when I’m at my parents’ house in Pretoria, and walk to the spaza to buy magwinya. A surprising fact about me is that I make the worst tea. My uncle once said that my tea tastes like dishwashing water — that’s when I gave up on making it [chuckles].” 

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